Films

Through a series of short films, video interviews, guides and resources, Exposing the Invisible looks at different techniques, tools and methods along with the individual practices of those working at the new frontiers of investigation

Films

From My Point of View

“Everything that we touch ends up – even if you think it's about sea or beach or anything – it ends ...
“Everything that we touch ends up – even if you think it's about sea or beach or anything – it ends up political” - Rajwat

Unseen War

Exploring the physical, political and moral invisibility of US drone warfare in Pakistan
Exploring the physical, political and moral invisibility of US drone warfare in Pakistan

Our Currency is Information

Following the money to expose organised crime and corrupted corporate power
Following the money to expose organised crime and corrupted corporate power

The Syrian Archive

The Syrian Archive is a Syrian initiative that strives to promote sustainable peace and respect for ...
The Syrian Archive is a Syrian initiative that strives to promote sustainable peace and respect for human rights within Syrian society through facilitating justice and accountability.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Losing Control

Carmen Weisskopf​ and Domagoj Smoljo are contemporary artists that make up !Mediengruppe Bitnik, an ...
Carmen Weisskopf​ and Domagoj Smoljo are contemporary artists that make up !Mediengruppe Bitnik, an artist collective based in Zürich, Switzerland.

James Bridle: Plane talking

Interviewing writer, artist and technologist, James Bridle about his work.
Interviewing writer, artist and technologist, James Bridle about his work.

M.C. McGrath: Hiding in the open

M.C. McGrath is a hacker and an activist based in Berlin, Germany and is the creator of Transparency...
M.C. McGrath is a hacker and an activist based in Berlin, Germany and is the creator of Transparency Toolkit. This Toolkit provides a set of tools to collect data from various open data sources. McGrath also created ICWATCH, a database of an estimated 27,000 LinkedIn resumes of people who work in the intelligence sector.He uses this database to find information about the intelligence community, surveillance programmes and other information that is very much private but that has been posted publi...

Mari Bastashevski: Facing secrecy

Mari Bastashevski's work deliberately blurs the line between art, research, writing and investigatio...
Mari Bastashevski's work deliberately blurs the line between art, research, writing and investigation. She focuses on issues of systemic failure and international conflict profiteering and the information vacuum that surrounds these issues.

Ingrid Burrington: Tactical cartography

Ingrid Burrington talks here about growth of Occupy movement, why she got involved, how we look at m...
Ingrid Burrington talks here about growth of Occupy movement, why she got involved, how we look at maps.

Jesus Robles Maloof: The power of conviction

Jesus Robles Maloof is a human rights defender in Mexico. He talks to us about the conviction needed...
Jesus Robles Maloof is a human rights defender in Mexico. He talks to us about the conviction needed to do the work he does, against a backdrop of organised crime and a violent, low-frequency conflict.

Niccolo: Retro-engineering conflict

Niccolo Figa-Talamanca is the Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice, and works specifically ...
Niccolo Figa-Talamanca is the Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice, and works specifically on conflict mapping, a practice that tries to tell stories in three dimensions by putting together testimonies from different people during a conflict. He then uses that information to try to reconstruct how decision makers decide to employ their forces on the ground, with the ultimate objective of making it more expensive to choose atrocities as the way to gain or retain power

Smari McCarthy: Making data speak

Smari has many hats. His default one is as Director of the International Modern Media Institute, but...
Smari has many hats. His default one is as Director of the International Modern Media Institute, but sometimes he is a member of the Icelandic Pirate Party and sometimes a member of the Peer to Peer Foundation. Sometimes he is the Icelandic Digital Freedom Society, and sometimes he is an information activist, or a hacker...

Rahul Bhargava - How Stories Move

As well as being a research specialist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul does a lot of facili...
As well as being a research specialist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul does a lot of facilitation work. His original background is in robotics and education, and here he talks to us about his research into how information and stories move in today's information ecosystems. He gives tips on how to work with Big Data using new tools, explains why the notion of “completeness” in a story is a myth, and how he uses his “smell test” to weed out unreliable information.

Lydia Medland: From freedom of information to genuine accountability

Lydia has worked with Spain-based Access Info for several years, working to promote a stronger right...
Lydia has worked with Spain-based Access Info for several years, working to promote a stronger right of access to information as a tool to fight corruption. She tells us here about her work supporting citizens exercising their rights to access information and how the movement has evolved in recent years, boosted by the Wikileaks cables and the Open Government Partnership. But she stresses the importance of going beyond a 'round of applause' for transparency laws, to proper implementation and gen...

Brett Scott: Economic explorer

Brett explored the inner workings of the financial sector from the trading room floor, before leavin...
Brett explored the inner workings of the financial sector from the trading room floor, before leaving the finance sector and returning to his activist activities. Here he describes how, despite its complexity, we shouldn't think of financial systems as a 'black box'. Instead, activists can learn intuitively about it as an ecosystem, then work with others to create a disruptive vision of the finance world.